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|Favorite book:||The Red Necklace, The Silver Blade, Entwined, The Ink Heart Trilogy, City of Masks, Shadowcry, Dearly Departed, Darker Still, The Hourglass Door, The Wide-Awake Princess, Mistwood, Gone With the Wind|
|Member Since:||Dec 14, 2009|
Hi my name is Janine and obviously I love to write.
My family calls me the "reader of the family" and claim I was born with a book. Silly actually, considering I hated books until middle school and only read comics or books with pretty pictures. Now I read around 15 books at a time and write even more. I've been featured in Latina Magazine, Celebrity Dirty Laundry, Al Dia Newspaper, and Faze Magazine for my writing. But I'm really nothing special. I go by the pen name A.M. Taylor because I just don't like having to use my real name. And honestly in the future I want no connection to my writing career with my personal life. But you can all still call me Janine. I've been writing since I was 16 and being 19 that isn't much. So I practice. A lot.
I listen to 50s music religiously. Frank Sinatra is my favorite singer ever. Elvis is my boyfriend. And I've seen almost every Marilyn Monroe. Audrey Hepburn is my idol, and I can quote Breakfast at Tiffany's in its entirety. And I'm making it a personal goal to see every Audrey Hepburn and Frankie Avalon movie. And maybe Elizabeth Taylor. It's touch and go there. I also collect vintage from the 50s and 60s and obsess over fashion history and really history in general. Which probably explains why my stories always have a lot of history involved in them. Oh and I draw for my stories. A lot actually. It's fun. You should try it. :)
I also love animation and study it as if it was my profession of choice. Fairy tales are my life. Movies are my best friend. And according to my family and friends I have the most random taste in music. See for yourself: Neon Trees, NeverShoutNever!, FRANK FRICKEN SINATRA, Elvis Presley, Rickie Nelson, okay really anything from the 50s, Meg & Dia, Phantom of the Opera, David Garrett, Glenn Miller, Django Reinhart, The Beatles, The Band Perry, Demi Lovato, Air Supply, Disney, Atrevete a Sonar, Fats Domino, The Beach Boys, Big Time Rush (guilty pleasure), Billy Joel, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Carter Hulsey, Casey James, and I'm too lazy to think of more. DID I MENTION FRANK SINATRA???
Butterfly Girl (Completed - currently editing) - Fantasy, Adventure, Mystery, Romance, Young Adult
Shakespeare Syndrome (Completed - currently editing) - Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Short Story, Young Adult
Audrey Sanchez is unlucky in love. She's never been kissed, never been on a date, never had a boyfriend, and when the man of her dreams turns her down for her cousin, she decides to swear off love permanently. That is, until she's chosen to play Juliet in her theater company's upcoming version of Romeo and Juliet for the Shakespeare Festival. Things get especially interesting when the company takes a trip to Verona and Audrey makes a wish that will change her life forever. Suddenly she is sought out by the men of Shakespeare, each professing their love for her. It's hard enough to swear off love in one of the most romantic cities in the world, but it's even harder when history's most romantic men are after you.
As Simple As Pie (Almost done!) - Historical Fiction, Romance, Short Story, Young Adult
Vicky Lane has a tradition she does every year during fall where she gathers up a list of names and picks one to give her delicious pumpkin pie to so she can find a way to help them. She's done it since junior high and looks forward to it every year until this year she somehow ends up with a name she never thought she'd pick - Clark Jean. After all, Clark is a dirty no good greaser and she's never even spoken to him before! But Clark isn't all that he seems. Living on a low budget and low on food, Vicky's pies seem heavenly to him, but he wants nothing to do with the do gooder outside of getting some free pies. As Vicky tries to figure Clark out and he tries to get as much food as he can the two learn a little more than they expected from each other - including strange new feelings they've never felt before.
Fighting Spirit (In Progress) - Steampunk - Gaslight, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance, Young Adult
Circe is a first year student at St. Beatrice Magical Academy. As a first year, she gets the opportunity to discover her Spirit Animal, an animal that will aid her in her magic and ultimately form a bond with for the rest of her life. There's only one problem – her animal is a Unicorn Pegasus, a hybrid thought to be extinct. And as Circe tries to manage with her new spirit animal and adjust to school life, she witnesses a terrible crime that throws her into a rebellion growing against the Parliament of State and introduces her to Grayson, a handsome traveler with a strange spirit animal of his own.
The Magician's Library (In Progress) - Historical, Fantasy, Adventure, Mystery, Romance, Middle Grade
Blah blah blah I'll update this page later. Peace.